Destroy That Boy! More Girls with Guitars

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A sequel to the 2004 Ace CD Girls with Guitars, this likewise focuses on guitar-oriented, girl-sung 1960s rock from the '60s, though to be technical one 1970 cut sneaks in. These aren't all self-contained female groups who played their own instruments (although a few of them are); in fact, a number of these artists didn't play their own music, and some of them were solo acts, not bands. The common factor, however, is that all of them did play rougher, more guitar-heavy rock than the norm for woman rockers of the era. There's a fairly narrow pool of discs to choose from when you're making an anthology like this (though not as narrow as many people realize), which ...
See more details below
CD
$19.94
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$20.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $9.76   
  • New (3) from $9.76   
  • Used (1) from $9.87   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A sequel to the 2004 Ace CD Girls with Guitars, this likewise focuses on guitar-oriented, girl-sung 1960s rock from the '60s, though to be technical one 1970 cut sneaks in. These aren't all self-contained female groups who played their own instruments (although a few of them are); in fact, a number of these artists didn't play their own music, and some of them were solo acts, not bands. The common factor, however, is that all of them did play rougher, more guitar-heavy rock than the norm for woman rockers of the era. There's a fairly narrow pool of discs to choose from when you're making an anthology like this (though not as narrow as many people realize), which makes it hard if not impossible to make an "all killer no filler" compilation. That's how it goes with Destroy That Boy! More Girls with Guitars, which is usually fun, and occasionally very good, but often more interesting for historical oddity and energy than for the quality of the songs or performers. Still, there are some genuinely stand-out tracks here, none more so than Beverley Jones' "Hear You Talking," which is average Merseybeat musically, but has a vocal that's incredibly vicious by 1964 standards, and a chorus ("I'll cut you dead...if I hear you talking about her") that's downright gangsta in this company. Also very good is Sharon Tandy's "Hold On," justly hailed as a first-rate mod rocker long before its appearance on this compilation, and Ann-Margret's unlikely (and mighty strange) psychedelic Lee Hazlewood-written and produced 1968 rarity "You Turned My Head Around." Nothing else on the CD galvanizes like these three items, but it does at least present a wide range, from Merseybeat (including Liverpool's self-contained Liverbirds) and Beatles novelties to She Trinity's "He Fought the Law" (reportedly the inspiration for the Clash's "I Fought the Law" cover, according to the liner notes); a folk-rocker co-written by Erik Darling of the Rooftop Singers (Project X's "Don't You Think It's Fine"); and a rocking Donovan song that Donovan himself never put on his records (Karen Verros' "You Just Gotta Know My Mind"). Also neat is the Girls' previously unreleased "Here I Am in Love Again," with backing by the Beau Brummels, which was written and produced by Sly Stone, even if the vocals are pretty shaky.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/2009
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667036627
  • Catalog Number: 1224
  • Sales rank: 36,554

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy - What Four (2:06)
  2. 2 You Don't Love Me - The Starlets (2:17)
  3. 3 Shakin' All Over - Raylene & The Blue Angels (2:10)
  4. 4 He Fought the Law - The She Trinity (2:22)
  5. 5 No - Toni McCann & The Blue Jays (1:56)
  6. 6 He's Something Else - The Liverbirds (2:17)
  7. 7 Hear You Talking - The Prestons (2:46)
  8. 8 Shake a Tail Feather - Debutantes (2:16)
  9. 9 The Beatles Are in Town - Fondettes (2:04)
  10. 10 Don't You Think It's Fine - Project X (2:40)
  11. 11 It's a Nice World to Visit (But Not to Live In) - Ann-Margret (2:28)
  12. 12 Hold On - Sharon Tandy (3:12)
  13. 13 You Just Gotta Know My Mind - Karen Verros (1:56)
  14. 14 You Turned My Head Around - Ann-Margret (3:21)
  15. 15 I've Been Workin' on You - The Feminine Complex (2:49)
  16. 16 Here I Am in Love Again - The Girls (2:01)
  17. 17 Tell Me - The Termites (2:56)
  18. 18 Talking About You - The Liverbirds (3:06)
  19. 19 Baby, I Dig Love - What Four (2:03)
  20. 20 (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone - The Pivots (2:33)
  21. 21 He's About a Mover - The Liverbirds (2:40)
  22. 22 That's My Guy - Cheryll & Pam (2:07)
  23. 23 Fraternity, USA - The Lady Bugs (2:28)
  24. 24 Climb That Tree - The She Trinity (3:32)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Nitzsche Conductor
Teo Macero Conductor
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Arranger
Chuck Berry Composer
Steve Cropper Composer, Producer
Mick Jagger Composer
Larry Collins Composer
Sonny Curtis Composer
Gordon Haskell Composer
Lee Hazlewood Composer, Producer
Jack Nitzsche Arranger
Ted Taylor Producer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Stephen Cotton Composer
Mike Curb Producer
Bob d'Orleans Producer
Bobby Hart Composer
David Hassinger Producer
Lee Hazen Engineer
Alan Hodge Composer
Richard Leigh Composer
Teo Macero Arranger, Producer
Carlos Olms Producer
Tommy Raye Composer
Bruce Scott Producer
Rick Shorter Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer
Frank Fenter Producer
Kris Resnick Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Rudy Clark Composer
Mick Patrick Liner Notes
Verlie Rice Composer
Frank Guida Composer, Producer
Sly & Freddie Producer
Nat Kipner Composer, Producer
Otis Hayes Composer
Ronnie Dante Composer
Earl Guest Director
Mike Minor Producer
Pat Street Composer
James Kirschstein Producer
Frederick Heath Composer
Don Arden Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously